(Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India) 13/1, 3rd Seaward Road, Valmiki Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 600 041 Email: 50 YEARS IN THE Website:

SERVICE OF ANIMALS (1962 - 2012)

Govt. of India Grants for promoting Animal Welfare Schemes Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory and advisory body under the Ministry of Environment & Forests is the country’s apex institution for promoting welfare of animals with the help of AWBI recognized AWOs / NGOs, Gaushalas etc. AWBI is Govt. of India’s largest funding agency for promotion of animal welfare initiatives. AWBI provides financial assistance in the form of grants-in-aid to Animal Welfare Organizations (AWOs) registered under the Indian Societies Act.1860 or Indian Trust Act, Co-operative Societies Act, Gaushala Act, Goseva Ayog Act as charitable non-profit making organizations which have been recognized by AWBI. Grants are provided under following heads details are available on our website :Grant-in-aid (Plan Grant) for maintenance of sheltered animals on the basis of number of animals sheltered / treated and maintenance of Rescued cattle.  Grant-in-aid for construction of Shelter Houses and in-house animal dispensary for looking after animals.  Grant-in-aid for Purchase of Ambulance Vehicles to provide emergency service to animals in distress.  Grant-in-aid for Birth Control and Immunization of Stray Dogs to control the population by sterilization and to reduce the incidence of rabies by immunization in collaboration with the concerned Local Body / Panchayat of the area.  Grant-in-aid for relief to animals affected by Natural Calamities and Unforeseen circumstances. Such as earth quakes, drought and tsunami etc. Procedure for AWBI Grants Applications received for the grants under various schemes from the recognized AWOs / NGOs / Gaushalas are scrutinized as per the guidelines of the schemes and eligible proposals are approved by the AWBI subject to receipt of favourable inspection reports from the designated Government agencies of the concerned State Government. Procedure for Recognition of NGOs / AWOs by AWBI AWBI recognition is given to the registered charitable non-profit organizations who work primarily for the welfare of animals including Gaushalas / Panjrapoles. Desirous AWOs / NGOs / Gaushalas apply for recognition for promoting animal welfare schemes and after due inspection by the designated Government agencies of the concerned State Government / State Animal Welfare Boards, application are processed for recognition. The organizations so recognized are eligible for grants only after they complete 3 years of their Registration as charitable non-profit organizations and provide their audited accounts. For full Guidelines, application format for Recognition from the AWBI and Financial Assistance under all schemes please visit AWBI’s website or write to AWBI at the above address or send email to

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